Saturday, April 23, 2005
somethings are just wrong
Just now, at dinner, this dude from HongKong wore a pink polo t-shirt to the dining room. Thing with almost all the hongkee dudes I know, they have a damn weird dress sense. This guy, however, was alright - or so I thought until just now. Labels: musings
Then Singaporean dude then tried to make fun of him and said he looked gay. Mind you, its not often that I agree with the Singaporean dude. It was a good thing I kept my mouth shut too, because immediately after he said "gay", there was a barrage of critisism from other people. A lot of people called him old-fashioned and conservative. One dude even said, "Wearing pink shows that a guy is modern."
If I am old-fashioned, conservative, out of date, or whatever shit you want to call me - fine by me! I won't be caught dead wearing a pink shirt, that's for sure. I don't care what those
homosexuals bisexuals trisexuals metrosexual dudes think. Pink is a woman's colour ok. Its just not right. No justification required, no excuse needed. Pink on a man is like pink on a lion - ever seen a pink lion??
And then, the conversation after that continued on to where the dude bought the shirt. It was, as he claimed - a genuine Polo Ralph Lauren. And apparently, he got it cheap - on E-Bay. I dunno about you, but buying a shirt on E-Bay is another thing that I won't do. I didn't want to ruin it for him - so I didn't tell him that his shirt looked a bit fake.
But yeah....some things are just wrong. Men in pink clothes is certain one of them.
Who knows what next year...... purse and handbags? o_O
stoolx : Handbags are already out. I've seen some guys carrying them around.
keng : No dude. Its indefensible. Pink is pink. Be it socks, or underwear - its just wrong.
Until societal preferences changed (again perhaps).
The logic that pink suited boys was that it was a strong colour while blue is soft and calming hence suited girls more.
See, even colour preferences are culturally driven. 'Til the next shift.